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drank Caramel Apple by Market Spice
5966 tasting notes

It seems like I am the first to leave a tasting note. This is so much pressure but here goes nothing…

When I experience teas from a new company, I am always a bit hesitant that I won’t like it. That doesn’t stop me from trying because you never know unless you try. I think if I expect the worst, than I am always pleasantly surprised (and very occasionally not-so-pleasantly justified). This is definitely a pleasant surprise that I got to try courtesy of Eva.

The black base is smooth and muted, leaving room for the caramel apple to shine. Honestly, this is like a slightly less sweet version of the tasty caramel apple chips by Seneca (the company, not the college: http://www.senecasnacks.com/index.cfm?navid=20). However, whereas with the chip it is clear you are having caramel and you are having apple, in this cup, the two flavors blend together for a sweet and yet fresh tasting cup. Thank you for sharing Eva! I was definitely pleased with this tea :)

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec
EveInOrbit

It’s one of their “better” ones. The next time I make a drive into Seattle, I’ll pick up some that you haven’t tried and send a little surprise pack (the surprise part being the timelines).

EveInOrbit

-forgot to add that I’m glad you like it!

VariaTEA

Haha. That is so sweet. Honestly I was nervous but really happy with it. I made it at the same time I made a Butiki tea and this was the preferred of the two. I am really glad I have another cup worth. Thanks again :). Hopefully you are happy with your teas as well.

Yvonne

Mmmmm…this sounds delicious.

EveInOrbit

VariaTea YES, I love them! I’ve yet to try the caramel but the Forever Nuts is so good that I shouldn’t trust myself to drink and drive with it. ;) Thank you!

VariaTEA

Haha. Yay! I am glad you like it. I really liked it at first and then it was like a switch flipped and I couldn’t even smell it anymore. I am happy it was sent somewhere where it is being appreciated.

Sil

interesting tea. Looks like they have an online presence as well…another company to bookmark heh

Cavocorax

I had a bunch of samples brought over from a friend, and overall I wasn’t that impressed by the company…

This one does sound pretty good though!

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EveInOrbit

It’s one of their “better” ones. The next time I make a drive into Seattle, I’ll pick up some that you haven’t tried and send a little surprise pack (the surprise part being the timelines).

EveInOrbit

-forgot to add that I’m glad you like it!

VariaTEA

Haha. That is so sweet. Honestly I was nervous but really happy with it. I made it at the same time I made a Butiki tea and this was the preferred of the two. I am really glad I have another cup worth. Thanks again :). Hopefully you are happy with your teas as well.

Yvonne

Mmmmm…this sounds delicious.

EveInOrbit

VariaTea YES, I love them! I’ve yet to try the caramel but the Forever Nuts is so good that I shouldn’t trust myself to drink and drive with it. ;) Thank you!

VariaTEA

Haha. Yay! I am glad you like it. I really liked it at first and then it was like a switch flipped and I couldn’t even smell it anymore. I am happy it was sent somewhere where it is being appreciated.

Sil

interesting tea. Looks like they have an online presence as well…another company to bookmark heh

Cavocorax

I had a bunch of samples brought over from a friend, and overall I wasn’t that impressed by the company…

This one does sound pretty good though!

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings Guide (as of December 10, 2017)
90-100 Teas I NEED on hand at all times
80-89 Teas I want to keep around for a cup every now and then
70-79 Teas I am glad I have around and can experiment with but probably don’t need more than what’s in my cupboard
60-69 Teas I would not turn down a cup of from a friend but that would probably be enough
50-59 Teas I can see why someone would enjoy but are not for me
Under 50 Teas I really did not like and most likely got dumped

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